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Ogun State Government and the United States of America have agreed in principle to partner on the key areas of development such as infrastructure, agriculture and information and communication technology (ICT) in the state.
Speaking at a meeting with Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, in his office at Oke-Mosan in Abeokuta, US Consul General to Nigeria, Claire Pienangelo, lauded the state government for providing a level playing ground for both local and foreign investors to thrive in the state.
Pienangelo, who promised to help bring American investors to do business in the state, commended the state for having “a good attitude” by welcoming both foreign and local investors with open arms.
“I think Ogun State has a good attitude by welcoming foreign and local companies and providing a level playing ground. I think this is the first step in attracting foreign firms, especially, American firms.
“This is my first visit to Ogun State to look at what is going on economically, politically and in security spheres. Today (January 28), with the governor, we have had a wonderful discussion about what are the opportunities in terms of education, commercial development, agriculture and other areas that I hope we will come back to provide some cooperation and business interest.
“I think Ogun State has a lot of potentials, and we would like to find greater areas of cooperation. Ogun State provides a lot of great promise in poultry, soya bean, corn and all the areas that we can grow the economy. We are interested in bringing back our commercial and agricultural teams to look at what is happening in agriculture and other sectors,” she said.
The Consul General rated Ogun State high in the area of infrastructural development, saying American companies would be interested in road construction, maintenance of equipment as well as in the energy sector by providing generators and other forms of equipment that would assist in the continuous industrial development of the state.
Welcoming his guests, Abiodun appreciated Pienangelo for finding time to visit the state, assuring her that Ogun State is open for business.
“Our doors are open to investors. We are doing pretty well with our ease of doing business rating. Our state is willing to collaborate with you to facilitate investments to Ogun State. Our state has been adjudged as one of the most peaceful states in the country,” he said.
US Partner with Ogun State on Infrastructure ICT and Agriculture.